Diya al-Din al-Maqdisi

Ḍiyāʼ al-Dīn Abu ʻAbdallah Muhammad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahid al-Saʻdi al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali[3] (Arabic: Thiyaa Al-Diin Al-Maqdisi ضياء الدين المقدسي) (569–643 AH/1173-1245 AD) was a Hanbali Islamic scholar.

Al-hafiz Diya' al-Din al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali[1]
TitleDiya' al-Din al-Maqdisi
EraIslamic golden age
Notable work(s)Al-Āhādith al-Jiyād al-Mukhtārah min mā laysa fī Ṣaḥīḥain
Muslim leader
Influenced by


Diya' al-Din was born in Damascus in 1173. His parents had emigrated from Nablus in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem shortly before his birth, along with 155 of other Hanbali inhabitants of the area, in response to perceived threats against their shaykhs from the crusader lord of Nablus, Baldwin of Ibelin.[4] Al-Dhahabi described him as the Sheikh of hadith scholars. He recorded Maqdisi's death in the year 1245 C.E., 643 A.H.[5]

He was a relative of Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi, as his grandmother and Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi's mother were sisters, while Ibn Qudamah was his maternal uncle.[6]


  • Talmon-Heller, Daniella (2002). Riley-Smith, Jonathan Simon Christopher (ed.). The Cited Tales of the Wondrous Doings of the Shaykhs of the Holy Land. Vol. 1. published in Crusades. Aldershot, Hampshire: Published by Ashgate for the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. pp. 111–154. ISBN 0754609189. : a collection of anecdotes about the shaykhs of the Nablus area prior to the mass immigration of Hanbalis to Damascus. Diya al-Din collected the stories from his older relatives who had also lived there
  • Al-Āhādith al-Jiyād al-Mukhtārah min mā laysa fī Ṣaḥīḥain: a collection of hadith arranged by the name of the Companion narrating each hadith, in alphabetical order. He was unable to complete it. He intended to include only authentic hadith a goal which, to a large extent, he accomplished.[7]
  • A short treatise, Ikhtisās al-Qurʾān Bi ʿAwdihī ilā al-Rahīm al-Rahmān, a book bringing together the ahādīth and narrations pertaining to the Qur'an being erased from this Earth and returning to Allāh.[8]
  • As-Sunan wal-Ahkam `un il-Mustafa Alaihi Afdal us-Salati was-Salam
  • Fada'il Al A'amaal: a collection of hadith highlighting the virtues of various actions, such as prayer, fasting, charity, and visiting the sick. His book is not to be confused with the similarly titled Fazail-e-Amaal by Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi.

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